This 2018 team has had a remarkably improved season over last year’s team, finishing the regular season 15-12 overall and 8-8 in the conference.
So far this year three of the players have gotten over 200 kills, Brittany Major (254), Roberta Todd (277) and Paige Alsten leading with 330 kills.
Sophomore Madley Nunley has shown an incredible amount of viability on the court, with 892 assists, more than 700 more than the next closest player, Molly Hackett.
Defensively, Alsten has shown out with 92 blocks, making her the team leader in two different statistical categories.
Mercer showed out in their last stretch of games, three of which were at home and all ended in victories. Mercer’s very last game of the season against the top ranked team ETSU.
Going into the SoCon tournament beginning this Friday, Mercer currently ranks number four in the conference. They have a tied record with Furman who came out over the Bears 0-3 earlier in the season.
The team has a good shot of winning their first match against number 5 Wofford, having already beaten them earlier this season 3-1 sets.
The three teams that sit above Mercer have all handed the Bears losses this season, so they will have their work cut out for them for the rest of the tournament.